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Joshua Hernandez Morse

Joshua Hernandez Morse has been named head of school of Pacific Buddhist Academy by the academy’s board of trustees. PBA is an independent, fully accredited, four-year high school, that offers teens of all faiths...

Ford Fuchigami

Ford Fuchigami has been appointed interim director of the state Department of Transportation by Gov. Neil Abercrombie. His nomination is subject to Senate confirmation. Fuchigami had been a DOT deputy director since 2010, overseeing the...
Central Pacific Banks Scott Kurosawa and Lance Oribio

Herald Salutes – Scott Kurosawa and Lance Oribio

Central Pacific Bank announced the promotions of Scott Kurosawa to senior vice president and senior strategic account executive, and Lance Ori- bio to vice president and senior manager – HELOC. Kurosawa had been vice president...

George Okuda

eorge Okuda has been appointed to serve out the term of state Rep. Jessica Wooley, whom Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed director of Environmental Quality Control during the last legislative session. Wooley represented House District...
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Kristi Hirota-Schmidt, CMCA(R), AMS(R), has recently been named president of the West Oahu Economic Development Association (WOEDA). Hirota-Schmidt is senior vice president of business development of Associa Hawaii, an association management company. WOEDA is a...
Island Insurance Foundation president Tyler Tokioka and state Department of Education Superintendent Christina Kishimoto (far right) congratulate 2018 Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award recipient Corinne Yogi. (Photo courtesy DOE)

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Kipapa Elementary School principal Corinne Yogi received the 14th annual Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award from the Island Insurance Foundation. Yogi was presented the $25,000 award at the annual Public Schools of...
Headshots of Jairus Iwasaki and Deylen Nekoba

Herald Salutes – Jairus Iwasaki and Deylen Nekoba

The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai presented scholarships of $1,000 each to Waiakea High School seniors Jairus Iwasaki and Deylyn Nekoba in recognition of their excellence in academic, co-curricular and extracurricular achievements. Kenjin Kai...

Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr.

Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. was recently nominated to the post of commander of U.S. Forces in the Pacific. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Harris, who has served as commander of the U.S....
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Gov. David Ige has appointed Leonard Hoshijo as director of the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, which oversees the workforce development, unemployment insurance, workers compensation, and occupational safety and health divisions. Hoshijo had...

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Central Pacific bank recently announced the following promotions. Glenn Imai has been promoted to vice president and credit officer of retail and small business credit delivery. He is responsible for overseeing underwriting for small business...

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